20085 Private Frederick John Matthews

9th(Service)Battalion

Devonshire Regiment

1st July 1916

Born in Exmouth in 1894.

His parents were Frederick John Matthews(1861-1921) and Annie Richards(1863-1929). They were married in 1885.

Frederick had 1 sister; Bessie(1889-1955).

 

In the 1901 census the family were recorded as living in

New Street,Exmouth,Devon. Fredericks father was employed as a cab driver(groom).

In the 1911 census,they were still living in New Street,but the house number was given as being number 14. Frederick was employed as a porter at a greengrocers whilst his father was a porter at a grocers.

 

He enlisted in Exmouth and was killed in action on 01/07/1916. 

He was awarded the 1914-1918 British War and Allied Victory medals.    

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